ELA Lesson Plans #18

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: influential African Americans, Rosa Parks, Jesse Owens, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson Frederick Douglas, main topic, asking and answering questions and key details.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

We have a lot going on this week and not a moment to waste! It's pretty amazing that the kids are self sufficient enough to work on projects in small groups together.  We will continue learning about influential African Americans this week through a shared reading project.  If you missed it last week, our independent workstations focused on  Bessie Coleman and Mary Bethune Cookman.  Each day I will model the day's objective using a mentor text about Rosa Parks.  After my short model, students are broken up into groups and assigned to a text about an influential African American.  Each day they will work through the book gaining new information, using reading strategies previously learned in order to put together a poster that they will share with the class on Friday.  Any groups that finish early may present to the class on Thursday in order to save time.  Our writing block will be used in order to edit last week's task performance and we will use extra time for Valentine's read aloud every day.  We will also be finishing our social studies unit on maps by taking part in a big


Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: influential African Americans, Rosa Parks, Jesse Owens, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson Frederick Douglas, main topic, asking and answering questions and key details.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: influential African Americans, Rosa Parks, Jesse Owens, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson Frederick Douglas, main topic, asking and answering questions and key details.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: influential African Americans, Rosa Parks, Jesse Owens, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson Frederick Douglas, main topic, asking and answering questions and key details.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: influential African Americans, Rosa Parks, Jesse Owens, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson Frederick Douglas, main topic, asking and answering questions and key details.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: influential African Americans, Rosa Parks, Jesse Owens, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson Frederick Douglas, main topic, asking and answering questions and key details.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: influential African Americans, Rosa Parks, Jesse Owens, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson Frederick Douglas, main topic, asking and answering questions and key details.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: influential African Americans, Rosa Parks, Jesse Owens, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson Frederick Douglas, main topic, asking and answering questions and key details.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.


ELA Lesson Plans #17


 This week is all about a close read of polar bear texts.  Last week's penguin unit was no mistake.  It built a schema for the kids on climate, polar regions and climate change.  This week we will delve into two main texts reading them over and over as we focus on asking and answering questions, finding new vocabulary, discovering author's point, compare and contrast and responding to text dependent questions in length with adequate support. While my normal shared reading texts last 20-30 minutes, this week will last 45-60 minutes taking up our writing block.  Students will respond to a question each day with a short answer with the exception of the fourth day.  On the fourth day they will respond in length.  Below level students will be expected to answer the question "Why is ice important to polar bears?"  On level students will be expected to answer the "Why is there a serious possibility that polar bears could become extinct?" with a three part response including: topic sentence, three supporting pieces of evidence and closing sentence.  Above level students will answer the same question with a four part response.  They will include the information from the on level response and add in a response that rebuts any climate change hoaxes.  For independent reading time, students will work on influential African American reading stations in anticipation for next week's lessons.  


 This book is put out for students who need to extend their learning.




 On Thursday students will answer the question "Why is there a serious possibility that polar bears could become extinct?"  If time allowed, I would use Friday to conference with them.


ELA Lesson Plans #16

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Penguins, Cold Weather Penguins, Warm Weather Penguins, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.
 Hi everyone! I hope that your new year is off to a great start! This week is all about penguins and informational text.  I love this time of the year because we can tackle several standards in one week and the students are well on their way to working effectively and independently.  Their third grade teachers will be pleased.  We start the week off by bribing a staff member to deliver a frozen or very cold package that is marked "URGENT".  Inside is a letter and penguin articles.  The letter is from my "good friend" Dr. Hanson who is noticing effects from climate change and wants our class to investigate whether or not penguins could move to a warmer climate.  The students are so excited to not only receive the package, but also to help solve the cute little penguin's problem.  We'll be exploring key details, compare/contrast, connecting events and response to text.  The students will carry their learning over into writing where they research and choose a topic about penguins to write about.  Students who finish their work on time will get to make a penguin cover for their writing.  They love that part.  I'll post pictures below that show some of the activities will have during our independent time.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Penguins, Cold Weather Penguins, Warm Weather Penguins, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Penguins, Cold Weather Penguins, Warm Weather Penguins, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.


Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Penguins, Cold Weather Penguins, Warm Weather Penguins, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Penguins, Cold Weather Penguins, Warm Weather Penguins, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Penguins, Cold Weather Penguins, Warm Weather Penguins, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Penguins, Cold Weather Penguins, Warm Weather Penguins, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Penguins, Cold Weather Penguins, Warm Weather Penguins, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Penguins, Cold Weather Penguins, Warm Weather Penguins, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Penguins, Cold Weather Penguins, Warm Weather Penguins, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Penguins, Cold Weather Penguins, Warm Weather Penguins, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Penguins, Cold Weather Penguins, Warm Weather Penguins, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

For the materials that I used this week, click on the picture below.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Penguins, Cold Weather Penguins, Warm Weather Penguins, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Informational Writing, Opinion Writing.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.


ELA Lesson Plans #15

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Jan Brett, Trouble with Trolls, Home For Christmas, The Mitten, moral,  retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Are you ready for winter break yet?Holy moly I sure hope I can make it through the week.  This week's lessons are all about good quality literature from one of my favorite children's authors, Jan Brett.  The texts are sure to engage students and if nothing else, they will have students sitting quietly listening to the story for about 30 minutes.  The lesson plans are broken up by two days at a time to allow for a little chaos to ensue.  This keeps me from losing my mind when I don't get to everything.  We have plenty of Jan Brett's winter books to add in if time allows.  We'll end the week with The Mitten because it's an easier text for students to understand when all they have is winter break on their mind.  My present to parents is reading Home For Christmas and exploring the central message. It teaches students that their parents aren't as bad as they think and home is much better than other alternatives.  Writing will follow the same design as last week and students will explore another holiday.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Jan Brett, Trouble with Trolls, Home For Christmas, The Mitten, moral,  retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Jan Brett, Trouble with Trolls, Home For Christmas, The Mitten, moral,  retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Jan Brett, Trouble with Trolls, Home For Christmas, The Mitten, moral,  retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.
Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Jan Brett, Trouble with Trolls, Home For Christmas, The Mitten, moral,  retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Jan Brett, Trouble with Trolls, Home For Christmas, The Mitten, moral,  retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Jan Brett, Trouble with Trolls, Home For Christmas, The Mitten, moral,  retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Jan Brett, Trouble with Trolls, Home For Christmas, The Mitten, moral,  retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.


ELA Lesson Plans #14

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Candy Canes, Cookies, Fruitcake, Gingerbread, author' s purpose, author's point, timelines, retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

 How many more weeks do you have before winter break? We have two glorious weeks before we get off for the holidays.  Getting through to the end just may be the biggest test of my teaching skills yet.  This week will be all about thematic days.  Tuesday -Friday I will throw in food to help motivate my students to keep on learning .  We'll have a Cookie Day, Hot Cocoa Day, Candy Cane Day and a Gingerbread Day.  Monday is set aside for fruitcake, but we won't have any food because I spent the weekend loving on my family and not shopping for my class.  Each day we will also have a fun holiday read aloud, Grinch Reader's Theatre fluency time and Grinch sing alongs.  We will perform the reader's theatre, song and various poems at our holiday party.  Writing will look the same as last week, but we'll be writing about holidays around the world.  We are keeping the same format because otherwise kid's attention span wanes and we lose learning time.  Using a high interest topic coupled with a familiar format will keep the kids learning to the end or as long as I can possibly get them to.

We'll also be planting our traditional Candy Seeds.  You can find the seed pack and activities in my Peppermint Day unit by clicking on the picture below.
Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Candy Canes, Cookies, Fruitcake, Gingerbread, author' s purpose, author's point, timelines, retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Candy Canes, Cookies, Fruitcake, Gingerbread, author' s purpose, author's point, timelines, retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Candy Canes, Cookies, Fruitcake, Gingerbread, author' s purpose, author's point, timelines, retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.


Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Candy Canes, Cookies, Fruitcake, Gingerbread, author' s purpose, author's point, timelines, retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.



Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Candy Canes, Cookies, Fruitcake, Gingerbread, author' s purpose, author's point, timelines, retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Candy Canes, Cookies, Fruitcake, Gingerbread, author' s purpose, author's point, timelines, retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Candy Canes, Cookies, Fruitcake, Gingerbread, author' s purpose, author's point, timelines, retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about: Candy Canes, Cookies, Fruitcake, Gingerbread, author' s purpose, author's point, timelines, retelling and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.


You can find my lesson plan page outlines from A Modern Teacher.

ELA Lesson Plans #13

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about:  arctic animals, arctic hares, arctic fox, snowy owl, caribou, compare and contrast, cause and effect, main topic and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

It's that time of year again.  You know the time where you have a ton on your plate, the kid's lose their minds and all your interim assessments come due.  Yet we still want to make everything in class as magical as possible.  It's because of all of those facts that I make my lessons as engaging, simple and short as possible.  My lessons will be 20 minutes to hold student's attention.  My text will be available in my classroom library or print and teach because I need to keep extra work to a minimum.    Below you will find my December calendar.  Can you believe I've planned a month out?
Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about:  arctic animals, arctic hares, arctic fox, snowy owl, caribou, compare and contrast, cause and effect, main topic and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Each day this week we will be learning about a new arctic animal. I'll have differentiated text for the students and a graphic organizer.  You can see them in the picture below. On Friday students will get to chose an animal of their choice to research and make a poster about.  They'll have a graphic organizer to help guide them when creating the poster. Each lesson is short, meaningful and engaging.  Click on the picture below if you want to see the resource that I'm using.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about:  arctic animals, arctic hares, arctic fox, snowy owl, caribou, compare and contrast, cause and effect, main topic and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.


Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about:  arctic animals, arctic hares, arctic fox, snowy owl, caribou, compare and contrast, cause and effect, main topic and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week. 

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about:  arctic animals, arctic hares, arctic fox, snowy owl, caribou, compare and contrast, cause and effect, main topic and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Writing is getting serious. Students have come a long way since the beginning of the year.  Now it's time for some of the students to learn how to structure a paragraph.  We will extend our reading into writing where students will write about an arctic animal of their choice.  We'll make book covers to put the writing in.  I'm using a fabulous resource by More Time 2 Teach.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about:  arctic animals, arctic hares, arctic fox, snowy owl, caribou, compare and contrast, cause and effect, main topic and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about:  arctic animals, arctic hares, arctic fox, snowy owl, caribou, compare and contrast, cause and effect, main topic and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

Each day my students who don't lose Dojo points will get to make a page marker like the ones shown below.  Most of the easier ones take under 10 minutes to create. The first couple of days we will start with simple plain ones.  The students will be able to sell their page markers at our classroom market day with classroom currency.  It's a great way to tie in behavior and social studies.  The how to video came from Red Ted Art on Youtube.  You can link to her account by clicking on the link in my Instagram post.

Click here to learn all about teaching ELA in the second  grade classroom.  These free and fun lesson outlines will detail curriculum and ideas for all informational, literature and writing standards in my 2nd grade elementary classroom.  This week's lessons will be all about:  arctic animals, arctic hares, arctic fox, snowy owl, caribou, compare and contrast, cause and effect, main topic and writing paragraphs.  Your second grade students will love the lessons and activities shared here.  These lesson outlines are added and updated almost each week.

My lesson plan templates can be found at TPT by A Modern Teacher.


Inexpensive Student Ornament Gift


Are you in need of an expensive student gift? This one cost me $3 for 30 ornaments.  You can personalize them with a vinyl cutter or by hand lettering them with a sharpie.

Materials:  Plastic Poster Board (find at your local craft store), Used Crayons, Sharpener, Sharpie or 2 Sheets of Vinyl, Hot Glue Gun



First you'll need to cut the poster board into your desired shape.  You can use a die cut, scissors or a vinyl cutting machine.  I used my Cricut for these.  Next I used my hot glue gun to melt a circle opening at the top of every circle.  You could also use a sturdy hole punch.


Next I cut the names out of vinyl.  If you don't have a cutter you could hand write them with a sharpie marker.


 Then I sharpened crayons to sprinkle on the back of every circle.  Less is definitely more when it comes to placing the wax on the circle.


 After you place the wax on the circle you'll have to melt them at 120 degrees in the oven for about 2 minutes.  If your circle starts to roll at the edges, place it in your freezer and gently press the center down until it cools flat.

This is the final product. You could tie a ribbon on it or give it with a suction cup.  They make great sun catchers.


I'm giving my students the ornament with this tag.  You can find it for free by selecting the photograph below.